Donations are Back!!
The Friends are accepting book donations during limited hours. Starting April 21, we will accept books and puzzles in resale condition on Wednesdays from 2 - 4pm and on Saturdays from 10am to noon. Books must be compactly packed in closed boxes and placed onto our hand-trucks curbside at the sheds which sit between the History House and the Police Station. Donations will not be accepted in the library. Please wear a mask and maintain 6' social distancing at curbside.
For details, click Here or on our Donate tab, above.
Buying Books from the Friends of the Library
The quarterly and pop-up book sales are still postponed. Check back with this site for updates.
The Friends of the Library of Los Altos Bookshelf, an online bookstore, is open with many new listings !!!
The Bookshelf is again offering used and practically new books at the low prices you are used to seeing at the Friends Ongoing Sales in the library. Order and pay online, then pick up your books at the main Los Altos Library, 13 S.San Antonio Road during library business hours.
Find us at www.folbookshelf.org
The Friends Ongoing Sales Shelves are Open!!!
The Friends Ongoing Sales Shelves are open during library business hours. Patrons are asked to limit their visit to 10 minutes. Masks needed for entry. Santa Clara County physical distancing requirements will be followed.
For information about how you can volunteer to support our activities contact Karen Dickenson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friends Amazon Sales
The Friends sells their high value books online through Amazon. See the sidebar to the right (or above) for the link.
Newsletter - March 2021
Read our newsletter - for our latest news in the time of Covid as Santa Clara County enters the red tier.
Annual Report for FY 2019-2020
Last fiscal year, Friends of the Library of Los Altos total income was $180,000 and we contributed $104,700 to fund library programs and materials, as well as new fixtures and technology. The Covid-19 global pandemic and the subsequent library and book sale closures resulted in a significant drop in revenue over 2018-2019. Learn more about our income and expenses by reading the Annual Report.